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Talk Conjures Era, Movie Jargon, Fantastic, Other, Serious Trailers

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 4, 2009 at 7:35AM

Every day, I round up some items for your delectation:
Thompson on Hollywood

Every day, I round up some items for your delectation:

David Carr remembers the age of Talk. So does Tina Brown.

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One kvetch from the other side of the pond doesn’t realize that much of his least favorite jargon comes from Variety, which announces that Brit heartthrob David Tennant's Hamlet will air on PBS.

I recommend the Sundance crowd-pleaser, the eco-thriller doc The Cove, which is definitely not for younger kids. It’s as disturbing as it is entertaining.

Here’s a round-up of cool trailers: It’s hard to tell what to make of Wes Anderson’s intriguing fuzzy animated movie The Fantastic Mr. Fox. We’ve never seen anything quite like this before. And George Clooney is a definite plus:

Richard Eyre’s The Other Man looks terrific: Liam Neeson is in Taken-mode as a cuckold who isn’t willing to lose Laura Linney to wife-stealer Antonio Banderas:

I’m there for the Coens every time. A Serious Man is set during their mid-west youth in 1967, as a physics professor (theater actor Michael Stuhlbarg) faces a life crisis:

This article is related to: Directors, Genres, Video, Stuck In Love, Daily Read, Coens, Thriller, Trailers, Screenwriters

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.